Teacher Spotlight

Teachers Making a Difference - Mrs. Z and her Oobleck Pool of Goo

Some teachers teach from the book and others make learning come alive. Judie Zoromski, or Mrs. Z,  (say it fast and she's called Mizzy), teaches science at Mary, Seat of Wisdom Grade School in Park Ridge, Illinois. She is one of those teachers…

Teacher Spotlight on Karen Puracan - A Science Teacher Who Gets It Home to the Dinner Table

Karen Puracan is a science teacher at Hale Academy in Ocala, Florida. The school is a small private school with grades PreK-12th. Mrs. Puracan teaches 8th grade integrated science, 6th and 7th grade life science, 8th through 10th grade physical…

Robotic Teaching Assistants Make Learning Fun in Washington Classroom

Very few teachers have teaching assistants who don’t ask for lunch breaks. Most won’t work for free either. Ted Gamble, a 3rd grade teacher at Meredith Hill Elementary School in Auburn, Washington, may have the most unique aides in his class. They…
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Amazing Teacher Sends Snow to Zambia Students

Donna Kaufman is a first grade teacher at Louisa May Alcott School. She goes above and beyond to not only bring science into her Chicago classroom, but into a classroom in Zambia, South Africa. Zambia is located in central South Africa and…
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Teachers Make Math & Science Night Memorable

Delia Zepeda, a teacher at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida made science fun at the school’s Family Math, Science and Technology Night in January. The school celebrated its third year of getting kindergarten…

Congratulations to Our Teacher Appreciation Winners

At the beginning of May, we asked you to nominate your favorite science teacher for our Teacher Appreciation Award.  The entries came pouring in, and we are excited to spotlight our winners.  Huge thanks to everyone who participated!  We…
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Show and Tell Takes on a Science Twist - Five Year Old Makes Science Fun

If you think back to your “show & tell” days, you probably brought your favorite stuffed animal or action figure to school. But some teachers are raising the bar by turning show & tell into more of a “demonstrate and learn,”…

Teacher Appreciation Month - Honor Your Favorite Science Teacher

Note from the Editor, May 15th - Our Teacher Appreciation Contest has ended.  We will be picking the winners today.  Thanks to everyone who submitted their awesome teachers for the contest. This is one of the greatest parts of my job - I…

Teacher Earns Accolades for Exciting Use of Science and Children's Literature

Early childhood teachers know that getting kids excited about science is only part of the challenge. Today’s young learners need more than excitement and motivation – they need opportunities to actually DO more science on a daily basis.…
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The Family Who Eats Fire Together Sticks Together - Growing Up in a Family of Magicians

Ladies and gentlemen... please welcome our magicians for this evening... the amazing Bruce and Kitty Spangler. As a very young child, I can remember sitting backstage and hearing these words as the orchestra began to play and my parents took…